The Wrong Kind of Discourse: An (argument about) Abortion Joke
So I guess that Doonesbury cartoonist got his strip banned from some comic sections this week for a joke about abortion. Well, let’s see if I can get myself banned from my own blog for a joke (kind of) about abortion.
Two groups of protesters were yelling at each other in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic.
“You don’t have the right to judge me!” an abortion-rights (or pro-choice) activist shouted. “If you’ve never been in my position, you can’t judge me.”
“I can judge you!” an anti-abortion (or pro-life) protester yelled back. “I had an abortion once, and I’ve regretted it every second since.”
“Oh yeah?” another pro-choice activist shouted. “I’ve had two abortions, and I know that I made the right decision about both of them.”
“Oh yeah?” another pro-life protester yelled back. “I’ve had three abortions, and I’ve regretted each one ever since.”
“Oh yeah?” another pro-choice activist shouted. “I’ve had four abortions, and I know each one was the right decision.”
“Oh yeah?” another pro-life protester yelled back. “I’ve had five abortions, and I’ve regretted each one ever since.”
The crowd stopped, shocked into silence.
“Wait a minute,” one of the pro-choice activists shouted. “You couldn’t have had five abortions. You’re a man.”
“I know,” the pro-life protesting guy admitted, slapping his forehead in frustration. “I get so caught up when I’m arguing that I always say something stupid.”